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Re: Non-recursive make & maintenance issue

From: Robert Collins
Subject: Re: Non-recursive make & maintenance issue
Date: Mon, 01 Dec 2003 20:02:39 +1100

On Fri, 2003-11-28 at 04:29, Bob Friesenhahn wrote:

> It is not a problem as long as Automake provides sufficient
> automatic translation capabilities.  There just needs to be a standard
> way to create definitions and refer to existing definitions, including
> those that Automake generates for its use.
> In order to avoid confusion, Automake could adopt a GNU-make function
> style syntax which indicates where translations are required.
> For example:
>   $(xlate foo/bar++)_SOURCES
> would be automatically translated by Automake to
>   foo_bar___SOURCES
> and substitution of existing Makefile defines (but not defines based
> on autoconf substituted values) should also work so the following
> should produce the same result:
>   FOO_BAR=foo/bar++
>   $(xlate $(FOO_BAR))_SOURCES
> This would be extremely useful since it would allow a package's
> directory organization to be re-arranged without excruciating pain.

Hmm, I'd prefer to do it via the include mechanism - see my crude, but
effective updated proof of concept - posted here a minute ago.

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